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Morning Brief: D.E. Shaw buys Rancho Seco Solar II, DTE Energy must procure renewables

Also in the brief: CVE finances a 31.3 MW SMART portfolio, SolarEdge adds Karamba Security software to inverters, CIT leads $140 million financing for esVolta and more.

The duel for the future of Indiana’s energy identity

While state legislators decide the fate of a bill aimed at adding restrictions to the retirement of existing generation plants, the state’s second-largest utility has issued the results of an unprecedented solar solicitation.

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Energy storage roundup: Kore’s 110 kw-hr rack, KiloVault’s 7.5 kW-hr wall-mount, NeoVolta’s 24 kw-hr battery system

Falling battery costs, shifting utility strategies and new PUC policies are drawing fresh entrants and incumbents into an invigorated energy storage sector.

Morning Brief: How clean is energy storage? New York clean energy and California solar mandate under attack

Also in today’s brief: New Hampshire solar wildlife access, Iowa solar compromises

California Solar Mandate weakened by Commission’s new definition of community solar

Does the update to California’s solar mandate undermine residential solar and storage, as advocates claim? Or does the new definition of “community solar” provide more choice to builders and low-income homeowners? The answer might be “yes” to both questions.

German PV tender delivers record low solar power price of $0.038/kwh

The 100 MW tender was five times oversubscribed.

Solar development on farms can save farmers and farmland

At Solar and Storage Northeast in Boston, panelists comprised of solar experts, policy directors and national community solar leaders sat down to discuss what can be done for the symbiotic relationship between community solar projects and agricultural landowners.

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Solar electronics leaders Enphase and SolarEdge post strong Q4 and massive 2019

The leaders in solar module-level power electronics are profitable and making enormous jumps in revenue. All signs point to a strong 2020 for residential solar — which could keep the momentum going.

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Morning Brief: Google’s airborne wind turbine ‘moonshot’ closes, SEIA on Black History Month, solar under storm

Also in the morning brief: Maine’s renewable procurement, Scatec Solar’s big South African solar plant, Silfab Solar’s manufacturing expansion in Washington, plus the NABCEP conference is next month.

Pennsylvania solar advocates call for 6 GW by 2025

Pennsylvania’s solar trade association and a state renewables association both call for an update of the state’s solar and renewable goals.